Volunteers Are Needed For A One Way Ticket To Mars
Mars One, a Dutch company planning on a one-way trip to Mars to start a colony there and film a reality show, has begun its search for volunteers to live the rest of their days out on the Red Planet.
Mars One’s CEO Bas Lansdorp announced at a press conference in New York City on Monday an open call for anyone to apply for the trip, under the condition they understand that there will not be a return trip.
“Today, the Mars One foundation starts the search for Mars inhabitants. The search for people from all nations who want to settle on Mars. Mars One is a non profit organization that is working on landing the first crew on Mars in 2023 and another crew every two years after that,” Lansdorp said.
The goal is to send four astronauts to Mars in order to establish a human colony on the planet fourth closest to the Sun.
In addition, the whole mission would be streamed on the internet with a viewing audience as large as 4 billion people.
Applicants must be between 18-40 years of age and in good physical condition. Requirements include good people and survival skills and a solid understanding of the English language.
Mars One would then send a new crew every two years, each flight carry two males and two females.